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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Breaking new ground

Anybody who has anything to do with blogs has slipped up at some stage or another and got into trouble. The latest controversy with regards to e-mails sent from Number 10. Downing Street is only one of many, though the first to go all the way to the top.

Now, new ground has been broken with controversy over the use of Twitter. In this case, David Taylor, one of the Labour people behind the Aneurin Glyndwr blog has put his foot in it over a comment he made about Liverpool losing to Chelsea in the European Cup.

David celebrated Chelsea's victory by replicating an offensive terrace chant used to taunt Liverpool fans over the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people died. He has now apologised, telling the Western Mail that he had no idea of the context in which the chant was used.

He has also blogged on the issue on Aneurin Glyndwr in which he repeats his apology. However he then goes on to ruin it somewhat with a half-hearted justification at the end:

There is long running rivalry between Man Utd and Liverpool that existed before Hillsborough, I still support Man Utd and want them to win the league. It is really disappointing that someone is clearly trying to use the anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy to score political points.

Perhaps he would have been better off not blogging on the subject at all.
Stange that although I'm fully versed in the long running rivalry between us Liverpool fans and Man U fans I don't recall the said chant being sung anytime more than 20 years ago.

The other chant vaguely about the need to visit a Job Centre was around before that time from the last recession.

Read cynical dragon my man, should be quite revealing.

Needless to say the WM got it wrong and was duped by their tip off!
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